Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Stila Stay all day Foundation

Its officially Stila day today - are you all excited?  Today Stila open their counter in Harvey Nichols Dublin and I wanted to show you their new fancy foundation that will take prime position on the counter.  

Stila are well known for their foundation - they are all about creating perfect glowing skin.  Stay all day foundation is everything that you need to create perfect skin, and when I mean everything I mean everything, the foundation is not just a foundation, it also has a brush to apply the foundation AND a concealer all in one handy pack.

 Instead of a pump, the foundation is dispensed using a spatula.  I think this is a handy way to dispense foundation but I know that some people hate anything that could get contaminated with germs.

The foundation is very different from the recent foundation releases that we have seen - a lot of the new foundation releases have been thin and watery with Stay all Day Stila have gone in the opposite direction with a thicker cream/moose consistency.  The foundation, like the rest of Stila's autumn collection, has a matte finish but it doesn't create a drying or cakey consistency, in fact the foundation uses the Chinese healing powers of ginseng and gynoslemma to help nourish dry skin and to help the skin to breathe.

The foundation has medium coverage but is buildable and as it says on the box, long wearing.  What I noticed most about the foundation is how it feels on the skin - it feels like my own skin except better.  I don't like heavy foundation and from looking at Stay all Day I thought the coverage would feel too heavy - but it creates a beautiful finish but even more beautiful is the light feeling that it leaves on the skin. 

The foundation probably feels so light because it uses an oxygenating formula to help the skin breath  and is also oil free, hypoallergenic, fragrance free and paraben free.  But that's not all - the foundation also includes a concealer which is an ultra creamy formulation with added skin care benefits. Vitamins A, C provide antioxidant benefits, while Vitamin E acts to prevent premature ageing - I love you Stila for helping keep me young.

Above on one side of my face I have applied the shade Hue - which as you can see is too dark for me, but the colour blends so well that when you see it on my whole face it looks lovely (except for around my nose where I forgot to apply concealer).

Stila Stay all Day Foundation costs £29.50 and for that you're getting a foundation, concealer and a makeup brush.   The foundation comes in 16 shades which you can check out at or of course at Stila's new counter in Harvey Nichols.

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  1. Love how you show us the coverage of the foundation, this looks like an amazing product!xx

  2. Looks great on you! Delighted they've opened at Harvey Nics!

  3. This looks great on you Mags! Def putting it on my wish list!


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